Entrench meaning

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Entrench is defined as to surround or securely establish, or to invade personal space.

An example of entrench is to built trenches around an army campsite.

An example of entrench is to infringe on a person's right to do something the way they want to do it.

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To provide with a trench, especially for the purpose of fortifying or defending.
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To fix firmly or securely.
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To dig or occupy a trench.
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To encroach, infringe, or trespass.
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To surround or fortify with a trench or trenches.
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To establish securely.

An official entrenched in office.

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To cut down into, as by erosion, so as to form a trough or trench.
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To encroach or infringe (on or upon)
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(construction, archaeology) To dig or excavate a trench; to trench.
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(military) To surround or provide with a trench, especially for defense; to dig in.

The army entrenched its camp, or entrenched itself.

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(figuratively) To establish a substantial position in business, politics, etc.
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To invade; to encroach; to infringe or trespass; to enter on, and take possession of, that which belongs to another; usually followed by on or upon.
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To cut in; to furrow; to make trenches in or upon.
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Origin of entrench

  • Mid-16th century. en- +‎ trench
    From Wiktionary